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Posted on September 12 at 10:25 p.m.
The vastly different viewpoints and solutions expressed by so many of the posters here is both a sign of a vibrant democracy AND a perfect example of why we have total gridlock in Washington and elsewhere. Some see poverty as a symptom of laziness others as symptom of bad laws and government inaction. One thing I am pretty sure of is that very few people on welfare or unemployment really want to stay in that status. Perhaps a few but not many. What most people of any ethnicity want is a decent job that provides at least a modicum of dignity and a modest standard of living.
On 1 in 5 in Poverty
Posted on September 12 at 10:17 p.m.
Anything Gregg Hart advocates for is badly tainted in my opinion. He was one of if not the worst Coastal Commissioners in his time on the Commission and now he is leading the charge for another duplicitous gambit by the equally dubious Caltrans. The changes will never come to pass if the City signs off on the entire project now, just like the bridge. God help us if he gets on the city council,
On Eyes Wide Open
Posted on July 26 at 5:55 p.m.
If you walk along the beach and stay below the mean high tide line you are legal. Erosion has created a low bench there with a rocky beach in front. There are signs that say NO TRESPASSING and the goon sits in his vehicle watching. Like it or not it is private property beyond the mean high tide line. Hopefully all this outrage will get channeled into activism when the development proposal comes out and the EIR process unfolds. The best revenge is to make sure that he adheres to the strictest letter of the law (Coastal Act, CEQA, County Land use Policy etc), beyond that there is nothing that can be done.
On Security Guards Hassling Beach Walkers?
Posted on July 18 at 7:38 p.m.
The data the county presents is clearly bogus. 1.5 million visitors per year works out to 4109 visitors every day of the year for 365 days. In the winter there are many days when almost no one goes there so the other half of the year it would have to be 8000 visitors/day. 666 visitors each hour non stop for 12 straight hours.I don't think so. What other data that they present is bogus I wonder. Very hard to get the facts here where emotions run so high. I think we should keep in mind that both sides of the debate love that park; the issue is which should take priority the beach or the lawn. it is a value judgement not a moral judgement. No one here has any evil intent.
On Which Way for Goleta Beach?
Posted on June 24 at 9:16 p.m.
I am opposed to all marriage.
On The American Turnaround
Posted on June 24 at 9:11 p.m.
With firm community support these folks can be stopped. Send money, volunteer, write your supervisor, it won't happen by magic. www.savenaples.org
On Group in Escrow to Buy Naples
Posted on June 21 at 3:24 p.m.
Both Sansum and Cottage provide excellent quality medical care. However, to think that this is not a process largely, if not entirely, driven by financial considerations is naive. Whether that is good or bad remains to be seen. If it helps improve patient care and helps hold down costs then it is good. If it merely makes more profit ( yes I know that Sansum is a "not for profit corporation" but that really just means that profits go toward higher salaries rather than to shareholders, the actual shareholders are the physicians) and allows for higher salaries then not so much. I'd like to know how much Werft and Ransahoff earn.
On Cottage and Sansum Merger Talks Announced
Posted on April 4 at 2:19 p.m.
We owe it to this community to not support the News Press. It was always mediocre but at least it reproted local news and for real news I got the LA Times. However now we can get free local news online here at the Independent so the NP is superfluous.
On Not Taking It to the Supremes
Posted on April 2 at 10:12 p.m.
Jim Farr is turning out to a lot worse than I had feared.
On De-prioritzing Old Town Goleta?
Posted on March 30 at 4:18 a.m.
Went last night. Incredible show. I think I'll go back for a slower second look Saturday.
On Visions of the Gaviota Coast
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